Conversing with Alexa
Use the below commands to control your home's temperature with your Amazon Alexa.
Before we begin, if you have an Aprilaire thermostat in your home, you’ll need to specify which thermostat you’re referencing by mentioning the name you chose for them – for example, “Upstairs” or “Downstairs.”
Set Your Preferred Temperature
"Alexa, set/turn/change <thermostat name> to XX degrees."
Amazon Alexa Commands for Thermostat help maintain and set your home's ideal temperature.
Increase the Temperature
"Alexa, raise/increase <thermostat name> temperature by X degrees."
Just tell Alexa to raise or increase the temperature by however many degrees you’d prefer. She’ll be happy to help.
Lower the Temperature
"Alex lower/decrease <thermostat name> temperature by X degrees."
Just use Amazon Alexa commands thermostat to cool your home with simply your voice.
Find Out the Indoor Temperature
"Alexa, what is <thermostat name> temperature?"
Curious about what the temperature is in your home? Just ask! Sometimes outside weather conditions can shift dramatically, causing your indoor temperature to rise or drop.
If you’re not happy with the temperature, see any of the above commands so that Alexa can help you reset your temperature.
At What Temperature is the Thermostat Currently
"Alexa, what is <thermostat name> temperature set to?"
Did someone forget to adjust the thermostat when they came home? Or maybe the kids are playing around with the thermostat, again. The setpoint of the thermostat dictates where the temperature is heading towards; thus incorrect settings can cause unnecessary energy usage and more expensive energy bills.
Use Amazon Alexa commands for your thermostat to see what the home's current temperature is. Then simply raise or lower it using the other commands.
We’ve been busy adding more ways for Alexa to make your life easier. Check out the latest commands that will keep you on top of the temperature, humidity, and air quality in your home. All you have to do is ask!
Activate “Away” Mode
"Alexa, ask Aprilaire to turn on/off <thermostat name> Away."
Looking for small ways to save? The Away mode on your Aprilaire thermostat makes it simple by optimizing when and how your heating and cooling systems operate when no one is home.
So whether you’re on vacation for a few weeks or just at work for the day, Away mode manages the energy usage in your home and Alexa makes the process easier than ever.
You can ask Alexa to turn on Away mode on your way out the door and ask to turn it off when you return. You’ll save money and energy in your home without sacrificing the comfort level you expect and enjoy.
Clean the Air During Allergy Season
"Alexa, ask Aprilaire to turn on/off <thermostat name> Air Cleaning."
The next time you feel a sneeze coming on during allergy season, just take a deep breath and ask Alexa to activate the Air Cleaning function in your home’s air purifier.
It’s a quick way to filter both the air that’s inside your home and the air coming from the outdoors. It helps prevent pollen and other allergens from entering your home and clears out dust from vacuuming and other activities.
This allergy season, you can breathe easily. Alexa has you covered.
Circulate Fresh Air
"Alexa, ask Aprilaire to turn on/off <thermostat name> Fresh Air."
How fresh is your air? Daily activities can introduce a number of pollutants into your home, but clean air is just a phrase away.
Ask Alexa to turn on the Fresh Air if things are feeling stuffy. This uses whole-home ventilation to draw in fresh air from the outside through your home’s heating and cooling system. At the same time, it flushes out the polluted air.
Warm Up Fast
"Alexa, ask Aprilaire to turn on/off <thermostat name> Heat Blast."
The Heat Blast will raise the room temperature 3-5°F, giving you a quick respite on those cold, blustery days.
"Alexa, ask Aprilaire my <thermostat name> status."
Use this Amazon Alexa command thermostat to check on the status of your whole-home Aprilaire products.
"Alexa, ask Aprilaire what the <thermostat name> humidity is."
Finding the right humidity level for your home can take practice, and it’s important to remember how large of an impact humidity can have on your health and the longevity of your home’s woodwork, furnishings, and electronics.
This lets you compare how your home feels with the actual humidity level. Once you find your comfort zone, it’s easy to dial it in and keep everyone (including Alexa) comfortable throughout the year.
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